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ENTER for a Chance to WIN a FREE Exped Lightning 60 Backpack

The Exped Lightning 60 is a roll top backpack with an adjustable frame
The Exped Lightning 60 is a lightweight roll top backpack with an adjustable frame.

The Exped Lightning 60 ($229) is a high-capacity, lightweight backpack, suitable for a wide range of adventures. Weighing just 41 ounces (2 pounds 9 ounces) and sporting an adjustable length frame, this minimalist backpack is capable of hauling 40+ pound loads while providing excellent load transfer to the hips. Numerous external attachments points and the compression system make it adept for technical adventures that require hauling extra gear, without compromising on comfort or control. If you are looking for a high-capacity backpack for multi-night trips, I’d give the Exped Lightning 60 a serious look. It’s hard to find a lightweight backpack that can haul heavy loads while providing the adjustability of a near-custom fit.

Want to learn more? Check out my complete Exped Lightning 60 Backpack review.

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is May 23, 2017, at midnight PST.

  • All raffle entrants will have one chance to win.
  • The winner will be selected randomly from all valid entries and notified by email. Failure to respond to email in 5 days will result in prize forfeiture.
  • The winner will be listed on our Raffle Winners page.
  • Please keep everything rated G.
  • The prize winner may live anywhere.
  • If you have any questions, leave a comment.

To Enter

To enter this random raffle for a chance to win a free Exped Lightning 60 Backpack, answer the following three questions in a comment below:

  1. What type of pants do you **prefer** to wear when backpacking or day hiking: short pants, zip-off convertible pants, long pants, or a skirt? (Choose one)
  2. What is the make and model name of your **favorite** hiking pants or hiking skirt? (Just one please. You need both for a valid entry)
  3. Why do you prefer these pants/skirt *over others* that you’ve tried?

Incomplete or unintelligible answers will be disqualified. Brevity is appreciated.

Example Responses

Example 1:

  1. Zip off pants
  2. Columbia Silverridge
  3. Fit me best

Example 2:

  1. Long pants
  2. RailRiders Ecomesh pants
  3. They’re cool and have been pre-treated with Insect Shield against ticks.

Example 3:

  1. Zip off
  2. Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
  3. Best durability.

Please answer the three questions in a comment below to enter.

  1. What type of pants do you **prefer** to wear when backpacking or day hiking: short pants, zip-off convertible pants, long pants, or a skirt? (Choose one)
  2. What is the make and model name of your **favorite** hiking pants or hiking skirt? (Just one please. You need both for a valid entry)
  3. Why do you prefer these pants/skirt *over others* that you’ve tried?

469 comments

  1. 1. Zip off pants
    2. Mountain Khakis Trail Creek Convertible
    3. great fit, durable, light, fast drying

  2. 1. Zip off pants
    2. LL Bean Cresta hiking pants
    3. Comfort, light weight, fast drying

  3. 1. Long pants
    2. Marmot scree
    3. Elastic waist on old version = better fit

  4. 1. Long pants
    2. Target (Champion brand) tights
    3.. bug protection , comfortable, don’t overhear

  5. 1. zip off convertible pants
    2. EMS brand of convertible pants
    3.baggy; easy to zip off; bug protection

  6. 1. Long pants
    2. REI sahara pant
    3. Petite sizing, comfortable, and very durable!

  7. 1. Long Pants
    2. Prana Stretch Zion
    3. Adjustable waist, flexible fabric

  8. Elizabeth Schroeder

    1. Long Pants
    2. REI Womens Sahara
    3. Great fit, lightweight, durable

  9. 1. Convertible pants
    2. Columbia Silver Ridge
    3. Good value and covers a wide range of temperatures.

  10. 1. Shorts
    2. Prana stretch zion
    3. Shorts because they are cool. These particular shorts because they are comfortable, durable, dry quick and dont require a belt.

  11. 1. Convertable Pants
    2. EMS Camp Cargo
    3. Great Fit. Waste has elastic which allows more movement for me than others.

  12. 1. Long Pants
    2. LLBean Vista Trekking Pants
    3. Light weight, dry quick, up 40

  13. 1. Short pants.
    2. Columbia Omni-shape shorts.
    3.Great pockets.

  14. Zip off convertible pants
    Columbia Omni-Shade
    Comfortable fit and fast drying

  15. Kenneth Sutcliffe

    1. Long Pants
    2. Crag Hoppers Kiwis
    3. Dry Fast, Good Zipper Pockets, Feel Good

  16. Sherri Richardson

    1. Leggings (Tights)
    2. Northface Hybrid Hiker Tights
    3. Durable, cool, moisture wicking and stretchy!

  17. Christopher Green

    1. Long Pants
    2. Outdoor Research Voodoo Pants
    3. Best fit, super stretchy and moisture repellant

  18. 1. Zip-off pants
    2. Simms superlight
    3. Very light, cool, and comfortable, and dry fast

  19. 1. Zip off pant
    2. Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant
    3. Nice balance of light-weight comfort with durability. They fit well and are comfortable.

  20. 1. Zip off convertible pants
    2. Prana Stretch Zion Convertible
    3. Adjustable waist, comfortable, durable

  21. the entry period is now over. check your email to see if you’ve won. All raffle winners are listed on http://sectionhiker.com/raffle-winners/